Good Samaritan Society - Lakota is a senior living facility located in Lakota, North Dakota. This city has a population of 958 people. Sporting an overall grade of B, this facility is a fine choice. Based on our assessment, this nursing home has quite a bit going for it. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Good Samaritan Society - Lakota
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
608 4th Ave Sw,
Lakota ND 58344
87.1% estimated occupancy 1
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On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. This place was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also received favorable long-term care scores this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a score of B+. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 97.65625 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.59 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing rating assesses many datapoints, however, the main consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also factored a few quality-based metrics into our nursing grades. This place was relatively weak in two of the major areas we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final category, we gave this facility a D in our short-term care category. This was the facility's least impressive category rating. Unfortunately, this score hurt the facility's overall grade to a certain degree. Our short-term care grades are presumably more meaningful for residents needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we learned that this place offered less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most nursing homes. The last item we considered in this area is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 40.2 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below the national average.
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Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Lakota Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 6.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 4.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients that suffered a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 3.31% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 19.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 18.98% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 6.1% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 97.79% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 15.75% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 18.98% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 1.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 18.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.